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Three years ago I took my first step on Eastern Michigan University as a freshman, nervous to start my college experience. I roomed in Best Hall, and didn’t know what to expect or how to get involved on campus. In the three years since that day, I have become involved with The Eastern Echo, intramural sports, the REC/IM, and more. If you’re unsure about what to expect or looking for some tips to conquer your freshman year, then look no further than this article. Here are five ways to stay on top of your freshman year and come out of it on top.
Whether you’re an incoming freshman or a seasoned veteran at Eastern Michigan University, there are always new places to check out around campus that will make your experience special. There are stories for every building, like the supposedly haunted Starkweather Hall or the brand new science complex! Below are some of my favorite places to check out during your time at EMU, brought to you by a senior that has seen a thing or two.
Review: Call Me If You Get Lost is a soulful summer listen
Luke and Caleb come to you today with some EMU News. Men's Basketball head coach Stan Heath was interviewed by Christian Byers of the Eastern Echo, and Luke and Caleb give their thoughts on Coach Heath's answers.
The Factory Report is back! Luke and Caleb discuss the NFL and the NBA on today's pod. Did the Falcons get value for Julio Jones? What does this mean for the Titans? What on earth is happening to Aaron Rodgers? For the NBA, what does the Lakers' early playoff exit mean for their future? Who will take the title this year? Who has the upper hand in each playoff series?
The 2021 NFL Draft was held earlier this month in Cleveland, Ohio and featured some of the most highly touted prospects in recent history. One of those prospects was offensive lineman Penei Sewell, who the Lions selected with their seventh overall pick. This pick, along with many others the Lions used in this draft, has put them in a solid position to rebuild over the next two seasons. I’ve assigned letter grades to each pick, and have provided a quick breakdown of each player the Lions selected in the 2021 NFL Draft.
BIG NFL talk today. Luke and Caleb welcome back Hayden Vassar, host of the NFL and U podcast, and Nate Schmidt, Eastern Echo NFL opinions writer extraordinaire. Hear their thoughts on the top quarterbacks, offensive players, defensive players, and some killer sleepers.
Luke and Caleb are back with EMU sports talk. Listen to hear a breakdown of EMU's new Men's Basketball coach Stan Heath and what he brings to the table as well as our thoughts on his hiring. Caleb also gives his thoughts on the baseball team and what he thinks of their production and their season.
The Factory Report welcomes back sports columnist Nate Schmidt to talk NFL free agent contracts. Tune in to hear what the best and worst contracts are coming out of the 2021 NFL free agency period.
In my two year tenure at The Echo, I have written far too many articles bashing Detroit sports and crying about how all they do is lose. While it is true that Detroit doesn’t have any majorly good sports teams currently, they are all looking to be on the upswing. This is most true with the Pistons, a team that hasn’t seen a playoff series win since 2008.
Luke and Caleb unpack a disappointing showing from Michigan Basketball against UCLA. Listen to hear their thoughts on the squad's performance, what they could have done to improve, and what the future could hold for the team. They also preview the Final Four and crown a way-to-early champion.
ESPN commentator and gymnastics specialist Ashlee Buhler shares how she got her gig with ESPN, who the standout team members are on the EMU gymnastics team, and what to pay attention to as the team moves on to regionals. Also hear Caleb sing a bit of "Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
If you’ve been following this year's NCAA March Madness Tournament, then you know that there has been no shortage of upsets. Teams like Illinois, Kansas, and Ohio State have all fallen to low seeded opponents, and now the Sweet Sixteen looks very bizarre. My bracket, along with many others, is absolutely toast, so I wanted to start over fresh at the Sweet Sixteen. These are my picks to move on to the Elite Eight.
You already know what time it is! Caleb walks through his March Madness bracket. Tweet us and let us know your picks compare!
Big cuts, big money and big names. The NFL is paring down their rosters and letting some surprising names walk because of it. Listen to today's episode to hear Luke and Caleb discuss Dak Prescott, Kenny Golladay, Aaron Jones, and more.
With still over a month until the 2021 NFL Draft, teams around the league are scrambling into free agency to try and bolster their team as much as possible. There are many notable names in free agency this year, and today I’m going to be looking into the top five most interesting free agents and where I think they’ll land. Let’s get into it.
Tune in to this episode to hear Luke and Caleb talk with special guest Nate Schmidt about the 2021 NFL Draft. Listen to hear in-depth takes on picks 1-10, as well as what the Lions should plan to do in the draft.
This article is part two in The Eastern Echo NFL Mock Draft, click here to go to part one.
Caleb and Luke take a break from EMU sports and discuss NFL free agency. How do we view the Stafford Trade? Was Wentz Worth it? Where will Deshaun Watson Land? Will JJ Watt join his brother in Pittsburgh, or he will chase a ring with another contender? All this and Power Rankings on today's episode of the Factory Report.
With the 2020-2021 NFL season now officially over, we can start looking forward to the NFL’s next big event, the NFL Draft. The Draft, as of now, will be held on April 29 and will end May 1 and features many big names such as Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, and Justin Fields.